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How I Scored 700+ on GMAT and Why I Only Applied to INSEAD

  Photo of the magical Chateau de Fontainebleau But first, let me introduce myself and my background (since this my first blog). Kumusta kaibigan? ça va mon amie? I’m Drew Copuyoc. I was born in the Philippines. Unlike a lot of my… Continue Reading →

A Desk to Stand On

“I loved my time at INSEAD. Not only because of the amazing people I met and the life-changing experience, but also because it gave me the occasion to think about the professional I wanted to be”. My first interviewer during… Continue Reading →

INSEAD MBA — At some time you’d like to compose a poem for it

It’s half past midnight. I have just come home from school after a long walk through a foresty neighborhood. Suddenly I felt this tenderness flying around in the air. As this mystical wind blew, I decided to pause my individual… Continue Reading →

Start of a New Journey!

Hello Everyone, My name is Shruti and I’m really excited to write my first post. I’m an Indian based out of Singapore and I have been working as a Design Entrepreneur for the past two years. During my education, I… Continue Reading →

Beyond the standard lectures – the value extra presentations bring to the INSEAD experience

That INSEAD is fast-paced, everybody knows. It goes without saying, and probably you’ve heard this from many of us by now. Among the many choices we need to make here, along with lectures, parties and career events, there is an… Continue Reading →

What the Professors Were Reading in 2017

This post is dedicated to our teachers and the knowledge they share. Four months ago when I came to INSEAD to start with the Business Foundation Programme, I did not even know what Time Value of Money is. At the… Continue Reading →

How do I find my dream job?

What you want to be when you grow up? What you want to study in your undergrad? Where are you going to work? It’s very suddenly, for many people, that the choice of work loses connection with their dreams. Why?… Continue Reading →

Happily Divorced at 31!

Fifteen months ago, on June 7, 2016, I divorced my best friend of 10 years and husband of 2 years. I spent the next two weeks sitting on a seafoam green couch, staring at the half-empty, one-bedroom apartment on Michigan… Continue Reading →

(Some of) what I learnt at INSEAD

Let’s start with the basics. Academic wise, I learnt quite a lot. I learnt the basics of finance, accounting, macro and micro-economics, marketing and entrepreneurship. I know better than ever how to value a firm, how to assess a project,… Continue Reading →

Your story: getting it right

Most important to get to INSEAD is mastering the GMAT and acquiring impressive business credentials. You would think, right. In reality, the skills that really matter to enter INSEAD are writing and telling a story. Entering a top business school… Continue Reading →

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